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David L. Bayne, Jr.

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David L. Bayne, Jr. has been a valued member of the Ashcraft & Gerel team for more than 19 years. An impressive background in criminal law and public defense, as well as an avid interest in constitutional rights, informs his leadership in the firm’s workers’ compensation practice area. A force to be dealt with in the courtroom, Mr. Bayne is a tenacious advocate for each and every one of his clients.

Early Years

After graduating from Georgetown University in 1992, Mr. Bayne earned his law degree in 1995 from the Whittier Law School in Los Angeles, California, where he was a member of the Whittier Law Review and a recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Procedure.

From December 1996 to March 1999, Mr. Bayne served as a public defender for the City of Portsmouth, Virginia. Directly afterwards, he started a private practice, closing it after two years to join Ashcraft & Gerel.

Outside the Courtroom

Mr. Bayne enjoys the local music scene. Whenever he’s free, he lends a hand to promote select bands and record labels.


  • B.A., Georgetown University, 1992
  • J.D., Whittier Law School, 1995

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Washington, D.C.

Professional Asssociations

  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Awards & Recognitions

  • American Jurisprudence Award in Criminal Procedure, Whittier Law School


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  • Respected within the Legal Field

    Our esteemed attorneys are highly regarded within the legal community and even command respect from adjustors and defense counsel.

  • At the Forefront of Major Litigation

    Our legal team has spearheaded litigation on behalf of injured clients in many high-profile cases, including major disasters, explosions and sexual abuse cases.

  • A Long Legacy of Successful Results

    Since its founding in 1953, Ashcraft & Gerel has obtained more than a billion dollars in successful verdicts and settlements for injured clients.

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